We had the good fortune of connecting with Kandice Meylan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kandice, what do you attribute your success to?
Indie Salons Luxury Studios’ mission is to make beauty entrepreneurs successful. We help them achieve their dreams. The most important factor behind our success is our focus on our mission, we look at everything we do from the lens of making new and existing beauty entrepreneurs successful. This focus and the fact that we truly care about our “Indies” (entrepreneurs in our community) success and it shows, are what make us successful.
What should our readers know about your business?
I’m excited because in addition to our three locations at Denver Boulevard, Lone Tree and Boulder, we are going to be opening a new location in the Denver area in 2021 plus expanding our Boulder location to add more salon studio suites. Indie is different because we truly care, understand and support beauty entrepreneurs. Our mission is to make beauty entrepreneurs successful. We don’t just lease them luxury studios, we provide a base of support including a welcome toolkit and process to make becoming an entrepreneur easier for those who are becoming their own boss for the first time. We have a Wholesale Beauty Program that helps our Indies increase their profits on products and earns them Rent Rewards. We also offer continuing education, with leaders from the beauty industry. And, we have a truly positive, supportive and welcoming community. I’ve been in the beauty industry for 17 years. I feel like everything that I’ve done to date has led me to Indie. I’ve worked for big brands including Aveda, and I was at a point in my personal career where I was ready to try something entrepreneurial. I love being at Indie and helping beauty entrepreneurs succeed and achieve their dreams.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am a Colorado Native and I have lived in Denver for over 15 years. It has been amazing to see Denver grow and change over the years and I have so many favorite spots. I love how you can experience so many great parts of the city! From a run or picnic at Wash Park to experiencing boutiques and amazing restaurants near the Highlands, Milk Market, Union Station and the Rino area. My favorite local Denver boutique is Hailee Grace off Larimer and my favorite local restaurant is Adelitas off South Broadway.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Our beauty entrepreneurs who lease our luxury salon studios help make us successful. Their word of mouth to others and their referrals help us build an amazing and positive community. If I could shout out each one of them I would! Also, our owners focus on building a positive supportive community and having programs in place to help each person at Indie achieve their dreams. And I have to shout out my amazing fiance/now husband Jordan for supporting me in all that I do! We just got married on September 5th!
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